AC Milan – AS Roma: Exhausted Roma Give Up To Flawed Milan (2-0)
Milan’s first half showcased all of their buildup flaws against a Roma side that was simply not clinical enough to capitalize on their chances. When the visitors’ energy levels dropped, Milan found their chance to take the lead, as Roma’s one shot throughout the entire second half summarized their helplessness.
Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi.
Exhausted under the scorching heat in a 5 PM fixture, Roma became the latest victim of bad conditions in a post-lockdown match. Even so, many of the already acknowledged issues throughout this year’s Serie A campaign re-emerged in a clash between two flawed teams. Eventually, the game settled as the two exhausted sides clutched at the final whistle.
After weeks of interesting tactical features surfacing in the Serie A, Milan and Roma were the victims of their own downfalls; the home team struggled with their buildup and the away side was unable to create promising positions. Milan’s European hopes probably faded away a long time ago, but Roma’s were still alive, fighting to keep track of Atalanta and the Champions League’s last spot.
Paulo Fonseca started Roma in their usual 4-2-3-1 shape. He made six changes to the winning eleven from the past fixture, benching Bruno Peres, Roger Ibañez, Amadou Diawara, Carles Pérez, and Javier Pastore. In defense, Gianluca Mancini, Leonardo Spinazzola, and Davide Zappacosta started alongside Chris Smalling. In midfield, Bryan Cristante formed the double pivot Two central midfielders next to each other. beside Jordan Veretout, while Justin Kluivert and Lorenzo Pellegrini made the cut in the attack.
In contrast to the Roma manager, Stefano Pioli made . . .